Making the most of every day

A couple of weeks ago we had some bad news. Devastating news actually. I’ve always always said that as long as my children are healthy and happy that I have all that I want. I don’t want material things, I don’t want anything for myself, I see my life as being carried out in the lives of my little ones. They are my life and soul, I have nothing without them. We are waiting to know what exactly the future will bring but in the meantime I know that we need to enjoy every little moment we have.

Life with three children and a husband who works a lot is stressful. Every day feels like a rush, we are dashing from one moment to another. I feel like we never get a moment to stop and just enjoy the moment before we are rushing onto something else. This is why I have decided to take Sundays back. Today we’ll me making Sunday lunch, enjoying time with family and watching the girls in their ballet show.

pink peony

I haven’t bought fresh flowers for a long time, since we moved in fact. I’ve kind of felt like the house isn’t nice enough to have flowers, that they are wasted at the moment. This week I went out and bought a bunch of lilies and another of peonies. And how I have loved them! They have brightened up the house and made it look so much more homely. These flowers aren’t a waste, they are bringing me happiness. And although the rest of the house might not be finished, I’ll focus on this little bit of joy that they bring.

And so, in the next few weeks, I might feel physically sick with stress, life might seem overwhelming, we might have everything going on but I am determined to hold my children tight, make some memories, buy the flowers and enjoy every little moment while we have them.

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  1. July 3, 2016 / 10:04 am

    I’m sorry you are so stressed, flowers do help to cheer you up though. I think having family time is really important. We are a family of 7 with lots of different ages but we still have at least three times a year when we all do something together. Of course I spend a lot of time with the little ones, at the weekends I make them turn off their computers and the tv and we all do something together. It makes you feel better and closer.

  2. July 3, 2016 / 10:53 am

    Sorry to hear you’ve had some bad news of late. Flowers do perk me up at times and those peonies look great. Xx

  3. July 3, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    oh yes always worth buying flowers for the house. they always make me feel better. i hope everything is okay with your family and that you have some lovely family time.

  4. July 3, 2016 / 1:41 pm

    I’m so sorry that things have been stressful for you….
    It sounds perfect to have some family time on Sunday.
    Sending love and hugs x
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  5. July 3, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    I hope whatever the news was that you find a solution!

    That is a gorgeous capture xx

  6. July 3, 2016 / 5:36 pm

    I’m sorry to hear you’re having a rough time and I really hope that everything is okay.
    It is surprising how much flowers can cheer you up isn’t it?
    I hope you enjoy your family Sunday, it sounds perfect.

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  7. kerrie summers
    July 3, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    Hi Ali, I’m sorry to hear you’ve had bad news and are having a stressful time at the moment. I always admire how honest you are on your blog and how you share things like this with us. You work so hard on your blog and are so dedicated to your children and family, the very least you can do for yourself is buy some lovely flowers and take back your Sunday! I hope your stressful time will come to pass and that everything will be ok for you xxx

  8. July 3, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    So sorry about your news. I think you’re dealing with it all in the best ways – fresh flowers always make me feel even a little better and I love the idea of reclaiming sundays too x
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  9. July 3, 2016 / 11:43 pm

    I’m sorry to hear that you have had bad news, I hope that you are ok…? Obviously not but buy flowers and cuddle up to those kids and I’m sure they will bring you some comfort x
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  10. July 4, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    I am sorry to read that you are having a difficult time, those flowers are beautiful xx

  11. July 5, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    Like you buying a bouquet of flowers soothes me.

    Getting back your SUnday sounds like a nice plan. SOmething that I need to do as well. I feel like weekdays are just a blur always.

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